Opportunities

BCH 2021 LGBTQ Health Awareness Month - CALL FOR RESEARCH WORKS-IN-PROGRESS

Deadline: February 9th, 2021

2021 LGBTQ Health Awareness Month 

Call for Research Works-in-Progress 

The Boston Children’s Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, Rainbow Consortium on Sexual and Gender Diversity, and LGBTQ & Friends invite submissions for research works-in-progress to be presented to the Boston Children’s Hospital Health Care Disparities Research Working Group on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 12:00-1:30pm via Zoom as part of programming for LGBTQ Health Awareness Month. 

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Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund

Deadline: April 2021

The Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund awards grants to Harvard students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and academic personnel to pursue ideas that seek to strengthen Harvard’s capacity to advance a culture of belonging. Proposals should aim to focus on having a direct connection to the Harvard community and influence the University's trajectory towards sustainable inclusive excellence. Proposals should aim to address critical challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by identifying innovative and creative solutions that have the potential to catalyze a culture shift at Harvard.

For the 2020-21 funding cycle the HCLIF is offering application tracks aligned with various issues of great importance. Applications may be submitted for ideas addressing racial justice, mental health, and rebuilding community. There is also the option to submit an application addressing an area of interest of your choice.

Learn more here.

Boston Ryan White Planning Council

Deadline: September 18th, 2020

Are you dedicated to the empowerment of people living with HIV? Join the Boston EMA Planning Council and making a difference in thousands of lives. If you are interested in being part of a diverse, committed council that allocates national funding to counties in MA and NH, now’s the time! If you have any questions or need a copy of the application, please email pcs@bphc.org 

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Anti-Racism Curriculum Student Involvement

A new Task Force on Anti-Racism was established by the Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee at its June 2020 meeting. It will be co-chaired by Dean for Students Fidencio Saldaña and incoming Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs Andrea Reid. The Task Force will work across the Program In Medical Education (PME) to address issues in curriculum, student affairs, admissions, faculty development, staff development and assessment. It will also collaborate with the Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership to look at issues outside the PME. Students will play a key role in informing the actions of the Task Force. Please be on the lookout for an email announcing the official launch and opportunities to participate. If you have an interest in contributing to this Task Force, please contact Fidencio Saldaña.

Medical Student Pride Alliance LGBTQ+ Equity Report Card

Deadline: July 10, 2020

MSPA is assembling our first-ever LGBTQ+ Equity Report Card, which will provide guidance to LGBTQ+ applicants by evaluating whether medical schools adequately support their LGBTQ+ medical students.

Fill out this survey to help us gather information about your medical school! The survey should only take 15 minutes, and we're hoping to receive all responses by July 10.

Medical Student Pride Alliance Mini Letters

From the Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA): "Dear Future Queer Med Students"
We collected letters from the Queer Med community for incoming queer medical students! The letters feature advice, words of encouragement, and community. Share them with your incoming First-Years to let them know that MSPA is here for them :)

Medical Student Pride Alliance Mentorship Opportunity

From the Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA): We have some exciting news regarding mentorship! We are partnering with Prescribe It Forward to improve Queer Medical Student to Queer Pre-Med mentorship! Sign up here to be a mentor and you will be matched with a pre-medical student. We will be working with them to develop programming and hosts events to support LGBTQ+ students. We are always looking for people to support our mentorship efforts. If you are looking for an opportunity to impact the next generation of pre-medical students, email us at mentorship@medpride.org.

Notice of Intent to Publish FOAs for COVID-19 Research in Underserved Populations

Deadline: August 2020

On Friday, May 29 2020, the NIH issued a Notice of Intent to Publish (NOITP) four Funding Opportunity Announcements as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, a $500 million initiative to reduce COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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LGBT Veteran Research

Are you a person with a LGBT or related identity who has ever served in the US Armed Forces?

We invite you to participate in a study focusing on your health behaviors and life experiences as a Veteran with a LGBT or related identity.

The goal of the Health for Every Veteran Study is to better understand the experiences of Veterans from all backgrounds and promote their health and well-being, including those with LGBT or related identities. We are especially interested in hearing the diverse voices within our communities. Participants will be helping advance LGBT research, without leaving their homes!

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